Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes

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Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes

Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes
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5000 Beautiful archaeologic pieces displayed in 15 rooms.
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Traveler286637
7 contributions
Thoughtprovoking and imtimate
May 2021
This remarkable tiny museum carries an unexpectedly large and thoughtful collection. A visit here is a respectful acknowledgment of the work of the impassioned scholar who collected it all.
Written June 2, 2021
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,342 contributions
Nicely Curated
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was a nice stop while wandering around Cuenca. Terrific collection of artifacts, some dating back to 5000 BC - amazing. Throw the front desk a couple bucks and enjoy the nifty collection on the second floor. There is English translations so you know what you are looking at. When done, there is a nice gift store and cafe on the ground level. Well done!
Written January 27, 2020
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Ramelle
Stockbridge, MA73 contributions
A quiet display of the extraordinary objects found near Cuenca
Jan 2020 • Solo
This understated museum includes a courtyard, a cafe and an upstairs full of original objects from earliest cultures of Ecuador. With only short descriptions, the objects are beautiful, carefully displayed and representative of each culture. The museum shop is chock full of items that attempt to reflect the indigenous cultures, but it includes many manufactured items rather than hand made.
Written January 22, 2020
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Vanessa M
Niteroi, RJ44 contributions
Nice
Dec 2019
It's nice, but quite small and it's a little different the concept of picking up the sheet with the infos since it's usually displayed under the pieces. I recommend it but it's a very quick visit.
Written January 8, 2020
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Max M
Luton157 contributions
Extensive collection showing the breadth of pre-columbian culture in Ecuador
May 2019
This small museum is stuffed with artefacts from all over Ecuador and gives an insight into the many ancient cultures. English explanations are limited, but fine if you already know a little. If you have an hour or more to spare this museum is well worth visiting.
Written November 27, 2019
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Gina I
Sarasota, FL3 contributions
Jazz hands!
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is a lovely little museum. A friend told us to look for the jazz hands and we weren't disappointed.
I was surprised ar all of the happy little faces.
Written October 28, 2019
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Carol L
Cincinnati6 contributions
Fascinating History
Jul 2019
If you enjoy museums then this is the perfect rainy day activity in Cuenca. A great mix of art and displays.
Written September 3, 2019
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Meryl S
New York City, NY6 contributions
Great collection
Jul 2019
Very small museum but chock full of artifacts from indigenous cultures in Ecuador's history. It would be helpful if the labeling of artifacts were better but nonetheless a special place. Worthwhile.
Written August 16, 2019
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5StarMama
Cuenca, Ecuador132 contributions
EXTRAORDINARY
Jul 2019 • Couples
Seemingly “small” from the street, this museum contains artifacts that are beyond description. Family operated from a personal collection you will see things you just dont’ find anywhere else. The gift shop boasts wonderful items at great prices!
Written July 17, 2019
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PhillyGal55
Lady Lake, FL20 contributions
Chock full of interesting artifacts and much history
Feb 2019
This museum is very interesting.. It is full of artifacts and information of many centuries. The artifacts are in good condition and well displayed. I felt that there was need of some arrows of numbering system that would more easily guide the visitor on a journey along a time-line. I ended up looking at things that were out-of-sequence time wise.
Written June 4, 2019
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